Five GSD alumni have been elected to the 2018 Class of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP). The highest honor bestowed upon members by AICP, Fellows are honored for achieving “excellence in professional practice, teaching and mentoring, research, public and community service, and leadership.” Congratulations to:
John M. Dugan MCP ’71
Hazel R. Edwards MAUD ’89
William Klein LF ’91
Shafik I. Rifaat MArch ’65
Philip L. Walker MDes ’94
There will be an induction ceremony for the Class of 2018 during the National Planning Conference in New Orleans on Sunday, April 22, starting at 4:15 p.m. CT. Learn more.
Image courtesy of AICP.
posted March, 2018
Yuji Kishimoto MArch ’65 has been awarded a national medal of distinction — the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays Medal — by the Emperor of Japan. The medal recognizes his longtime efforts to promote academic, cultural, and economic relations between the United States and Japan. Kishimoto received the award, as well as an honorable certificate signed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, during a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Tokyo.
A native of Tokyo, Kishimoto taught architecture studio at Clemson University from 1980 until his retirement in 2011. He has been involved in many cross-cultural efforts throughout his career, including leading the Southeast U.S.-Japan Architectural Exchange for more than two decades. In addition to his academic and diplomatic pursuits, Kishimoto is a dedicated runner having completed 24 marathons, including the Boston Marathon five times.
Read more about Kishimoto.
Image shows Yuji and his wife Toshiko Kishimoto in Tokyo; courtesy of Clemson University.
posted June, 2017